Washington Wizards rumors: Ray Allen still a possibility?


As the NBA trade deadline approaches, trade rumors will swirl and swirl. Here at All Over The Hill, we have already stated one rumor pertaining to shooting guard Kevin Martin. Another shooting guard that the Washington Wizards might be looking to add to the bench is veteran Ray Allen.

The 39-year old has yet to participate in singe game here in 2015, but that could change in a heartbeat. A few teams are looking to perhaps make a move on him, and one of those teams being this very Wizards club. Just imagine having Allen re-uniting with Paul Pierce and having two-thirds of the big three that was in Boston.

That would go a long way for Washington, and the fact that Pierce is in Washington makes it that much more appealing of a landing spot for him. Bringing Allen into the Nation’s Capital would benefit the Wizards for a few reasons.

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  • Even at the age of 39 and in his 19th season, Ray Allen still has game. He is very famously known for making the most three-pointers in NBA history, but even last season he had success shooting from downtown. In 73 games with the Miami Heat last year, he shot 38% from long-range while averaging 9.6 points per game.

    Although both those numbers are among his career-lows, they are still very impressive stats for a man playing in his 18th season. He also gave the Heat 26.5 minutes per game last season. Let’s just say that all those numbers go down by one or two; he is still a very valuable weapon to have in the playoffs, particularly because of his many experiences in the postseason and NBA finals.

    He has two championship rings on his finger, and has participated in the NBA playoffs in 11 seasons. He is a sharp-shooting veteran that can help any contending team looking to make a run at a Finals appearance. The only question becomes who does he desire to play for the most?

    Considering that his best friend Paul Pierce is currently wearing a Wizards uniform, D.C. poses as a very appealing destination for Allen. He played alongside Peirce for five years in Boston, winning a championship and appearing in two during that span.

    That will definitly give Washington an advantage, as he has grown a great relationship with Pierce over the years. However, that sole fact might not lure him to the Nation’s Capital just like that. He will have to make two decisions: Does he still want to play basketball and if so, which team does he want to play for?

    Until then, the status of the remainder of Ray Allen’s career is unknown to everyone.

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